Today I ran 21.2 miles - my longest training run ever! I ate 4 GU's (vanilla gingerbread, mint chocolate and two tri-berry), said hi to 6 or 7 people, saw a lady walking while reading a book and a man walking in a kilt and ballet-like shoes. I ran for 3 hours and 17 minutes (9:18/mi ave) and finished with three (supposed to be four - oh well!) 8:33/mi paced miles.
Sometimes I ran on the wooded trail beside the regular path. There were more roots to watch out for, but I liked the change. It doesn't run alongside the whole loop, though, so for most of the run I was on the 2.93 mile Memorial Park Loop, a dirt and gravel path.
Now I just need to pick up the pace, add five more miles, some really long hills and wind and a grand piano and well, that would be the Big Sur International Marathon. Only 6 more weeks!
Saturday, my husband and I drove downtown to see the fun at the Buffalo Bayou Regatta, a 15 mile kayak and canoe race. Lots of color! Perfect weather!